If you would like to apply for a place at William Howard School in Years 7 to 11 please contact Children’s Services on 01228 606060 and ask for the School Places Team.
If you are offered a place at William Howard School you will be asked to supply the following:

  • A copy your son/daughters latest school report
  • Copies of CATS and SATS results
  • A full list of GCSE subjects being taken including exam boards (if applying for a place in Years 10 or 11)
  • Name, address, phone number, mobile number and name of Head of Year of current school
Please send a covering letter with your application (SA8) giving any further information that may be useful to us in placing your child in the class most suited to them. If there is a place available and you have enclosed all the above information this will speed up your application as our admissions procedure can take up to ten school days from when a place is accepted to when a student is able to start as we need to ensure that all our new students are placed in the correct forms for their ability.

Year 7 (September 2023) Admissions:

The online application process for places in Year 7 for September 2024 closes on 31st October 2023. If you have a late application, it should be submitted to Cumbria County Council (The Local Authority).

Apply for a secondary school place for September 2024 | Cumberland Council

Please visit our Year 7 Transitions page to access further information. Here you can view video introductions to the curriculum areas and get a taste of life at William Howard School.

In Year Admissions:

Sixth Form Admissions:

Please contact our Admissions Officer for further information:

Mrs Debbie Wright, William Howard School, Longtown Road, Brampton, Cumbria,CA8 1AR
tel: 016977 45700  e-mail:admissions@williamhoward.cumbria.sch.uk 


If you are not offered a place at our school you will be informed of the reason why admission was refused. You have the right to appeal to an independent panel. The deadline for lodging an appeal is 20 school days of notification of an unsuccessful application. Full details of the appeals process can be obtained by contacting the Admission Officer at the school.

For further information: School admission appeals | Cumberland Council